Hey, you. Yes, YOU. Put that cheesesteak down, I’ve got some news: more than 15 local restaurants in Philadelphia have decided to join forces with HealthyDiningFinder.com to create and showcase dietitian-approved menu items for their customers. By joining the more than 400 restaurant brands currently involved in the Healthy Dining Program, these local eateries are effectively saying, “All right, guests, here are our meals’ nutrition information. The power to eat responsibly is now in your hands.” This is a BIG step. You’re happy you put down that cheesesteak now, right?
“It’s great to see such positive steps from local, individual owners and operators,” Anita Jones-Mueller, president and founder of the Healthy Dining, said in a press release.
The latest Philly restaurants include: 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge, Bellini Grill, Brodo, Capriccio at Café Cret, Downey’s Restaurant, Jake’s Sandwich Board, Jon’s Bar & Grille, Marabella Meatball Co., Marathon Grill, McGillin’s Old Ale House, Penne Restaurant and Wine Bar, Pizza Rustica, The Quick Fixx, Sabrina’s Café and The Wrap Shack. And, for those curious, here are some nutrition facts from a few of these eateries.
:: Sabrina’s Café, locations at the Italian Market, Fairmount and University City.
- Tofu Scramble
Spiced tofu, sautéed onions, bell peppers, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, and shallots. Analysis includes two slices multi-grain bread as choice of bread. Request spray instead of oil on vegetables and fruit instead of fried potatoes.
750 calories, 27 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1540 mg sodium, 89 g carbs, 15 g fiber, 26 g sugar, 43 g protein, 2.75 cups fruit/veggies.
- Egg White Turkey Bacon Frittata
Made with spinach, tomatoes, turkey bacon, and provolone cheese. Analysis includes two slices multigrain bread as choice of bread. Request fruit instead of fried potatoes.
780 calories, 21 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 50 mg cholesterol, 1770 mg sodium, 74 g carbs, 12 g fiber, 26 g sugar, 73 g protein, 1.5 cups fruit/veggies.
:: Marathon Grill, locations at 16th and Sansom, 19th and Market, and 19th and Spruce.
- Control Freak Salad
Build your own salad. Analysis includes field greens, carrots, tomatoes, cheddar Jack cheese, house-roasted turkey and pumpkin seeds. Analysis does not include choice of dressing, served on the side. *Remember to request no added salt.
490 calories, 19 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 165 mg cholesterol, 730 mg sodium, 15 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 64 g protein, 2 cups fruit/veggies.
- Grilled Vegetable & Grain Salad
Field greens, asparagus, zucchini, portobello mushrooms, carrots, red onion, oven-dried tomatoes, and couscous. *Remember to request no added salt. Request lemon vinaigrette dressing on the side, not included in analysis (1 Tbsp. = 70 calories, 7 g fat, 30 mg sodium).
350 calories, 10 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 56 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 13 g protein, 3.5 cups fruit/veggies.
:: 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge, 10 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.
- Simply Prepared Loch Duart Salmon
Simply prepared grilled salmon with SP sauce served on the side, not included in analysis (1 tbsp = 120 calories, 14 g fat, 70 mg sodium). *Remember to request no added salt.
270 calories, 16 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 2 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 28 g protein, 0 cups fruit/veggies.
- Simply Prepared Yellowfin Tuna
Simply prepared grilled yellowfin tuna with SP sauce served on the side, not included in analysis (1 Tbs = 120 calories, 14 g fat, 70 mg sodium). *Remember to request no added salt.
170 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 60 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 2 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 37 g protein, 0 cups fruit/veggies.
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